Do you want to know the sure-fire way to annoy your online community and smear the image of popular blogging platforms like Expression Engine and WordPress?
Well, learn from the great Macheist.com. People behind this site created a fake hacker called Malcor who â€œhackedâ€ popular Apple-related sites.
Every site had this image and a message saying, “This site has been flagged for excessive Apple fanboism, and has been taken down for 24 hours.”
Well, initially it was intended as a joke but they underestimated the power of stupidity. This hoax has undermined the image of WordPress, Expression Engine, and hosting companies for many users perceived these companies to be vulnerable to hack attacks.
To matter matters worse, it led many Mac fanatics to believe that such anomaly exists. As for those who participated in this ridiculous joke, they have nothing much to say but sorry, sorry, sorry, and sorry.
The lesson is very simple that I find it very demeaning to point out: think before you act.
Originally posted on November 29, 2007 @ 8:00 am